Monthly Archives: March 2014

Diaspora boosts Kurdish region’s tourism push as ‘the other Iraq’

Sherko Pasha has spent 30 years designing iconic buildings from his office in Abu Dhabi. Now he has just finished work on the biggest hotel project in Iraq’s Kurdish region. He is one of a growing number from the Kurdish … Continue reading

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Kurdistan Kayak Expedition to Raise Awareness About Threats to Rivers

The expedition team will launch their kayaks in the waters of the Rawanduz River near Choman. Photo: Raaid Majeed/Flickr SULAIMANI, Kurdistan Region – “There is a saying: Drink from the river, catch fish from the river and swim in the … Continue reading

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500 Greeks run for Halabja

Reband Khoshnaw – BasNews, Athens Hundreds of Kurds and Greeks have competed in a commemorative run in Athens on the 26th anniversary of the Halabja chemical attack. The 5K Run for Peace was organized by the Iraqi embassy and opened by Burhan … Continue reading

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Kurdistan to invest USD86m in tourism sector

The General Board of Tourism in Kurdistan has allocated around IQD 100 billion (USD 85.9 million) to develop the region’s tourism sector until 2025. Mawlawi Jabar Wahab, chairman of the GBT in the Iraqi autonomous region, told Zawya he expected … Continue reading

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Amna Suraka

Between the arrival of the first political prisoners in 1986 and the prison’s liberation by Kurdish Peshmerga on March 9th 1991, Sulaymaniyah’s Amna Suraka, or Red Prison, functioned as the headquarters of the northern division of the Mukhabarat, Iraq’s secret intelligence … Continue reading

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Online Erbil Guide Helps Visitors Explore Emerging Travel Destination

“After a visit to Erbil I was absolutely in love with the city,” said Kashefi, explaining why he created discovererbil.com. Photo: Ahmed Najat BARCELONA, Spain – With the Kurdistan Region promoted as a travelers’ destination and Erbil nominated the Arab … Continue reading

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The World’s Oldest Kurd: A Beloved Rabbi in the Heart of the Holy City

In a humble apartment in Jerusalem’s Baka neighborhood, about a mile south of the walls of the Old City, the world’s oldest living Jew goes about his daily ritual. As he has for over a century, the rabbi rises in … Continue reading

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